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What is TEFL?
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The Definitive Guide to TEFL
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What do TEFL and TESL mean? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TEFL is used when people teach English in a non-English speaking country. TESL is used when people teach English in an English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, for students. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers. See The Definitive Guide to TEFL.

An independent site with resources and objective advice for TEFL teachers

TEFL Guide
A comprehensive series of Frequently Asked Questions about TEFL

TEFL Links Directory
Websites of interest to TEFL teachers

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Expressions Quiz: Conflict

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about dealing with conflict.

Expressions Quiz: Conflict

Is a TEFL Certificate Worth it? YES, and Hereā€™s WHY Teaching English as a Foreign Language, also generally referred to as TEFL, is an introduction and a minimum qualification to teach English in certain countries.  But the question most people ask is: Is a TEFL certificate worth it? TEFL certification is worth it, particularly if you want to teach in non-native English-speaking countries. A good […]

18 fun comparative/superlative activities Stimulating practice combining comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives, including both comparative and superlative drilling games and communicative practice

10 Exciting Alternative Careers For ESL Teachers To Transition to According to Forbes, companies like hiring teachers because of their exceptional communication, presentation, and leadership skills, which are also often underrated

Top 5 Strategies to Better Connect with Your StudentsĀ  The following five strategies to better relate to your students will pay off big time by both improving student performance and making your job easier

Teach English in Vietnam After the Pandemic The article describes how the Pandemic affected teaching in Vietnam, how it has recovered and which locations teachers can pick in Vietnam

10 Best Writing Tools for Online Teaching (and how to use them!) What I found to be a good tool for us as teachers is any tool that helps us save time. And, more importantly, a tool that is accessible anytime and anywhere


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6 Ways to SHUT UP
Required reading for all teachers